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Why does eBay keep sending me “daily deals” emails?

I changed my notification preferences on the eBay website to stop sending me spam some time ago. It does say that the changes can take up to 10 days, but believe me, I unticked everything well past ...
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How can I include video in an eBay auction listing?

Is it possible to embed or link to video in an eBay auction listing? I'm following instructions found online to try to embed a YouTube video by checking the "use old embed code" box, which everyone ...
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Change ebay.co.uk listings default currency

Is it possible to change the default currency on ebay.co.uk listings from British Pound Sterling to Euro?
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Ebay purchase history doesn't match info on other parts of web site

I am looking at an Ebay seller's feedback. One of the most recent feedback is from a buyer named i***4: When I click on the "View Item" link to go to the item he bought, it tells me that 18 were ...
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How can I include iframes in an eBay listing?

When I try and post a listing on eBay it tells me I can't use iframe: — but all the professional listings I see have iframes... What's the catch? How can I add iframes to my eBay listings as well? ...
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How did an eBay user add my email address to his account details?

On Gmail, I'm jharrop@gmail.com Some other guy with an account on eBay has a registered email address there of j.harrop@gmail.com (note the full stop). Gmail is sending his email to me. So maybe ...
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Can someone simply refuse to ship merchandise on eBay? [closed]

I was reading Joel on Software: Another social software success is ebay. When I first heard about ebay, I said, "Nonsense! That will never work. Nobody's going to send money to some random ...
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How do I change my password on ebay?

Where in the maze of configuration settings is this located?
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Non-US shipping when selling on ebay.com?

I am living in Hong Kong and signed up for an ebay account. The account works on ebay.com as well as ebay.com.hk. Unfortunately I do not speak Chinese and therefore cannot use ebay.com.hk since there ...
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How can I import my Ebay lists into Ebay collections

Previously I was able to add an item to any of my lists from the item's page, now I can only add to Watch list or collections . So, how can I import my 30+ lists into new collections so that I'll be ...
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Viewing items bought more than 60 days ago in Ebay

Does anyone know if it is possible to view items I bough more than 60 days ago on ebay?
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People retracting their last bid so that I reach my maximum bid

The following happened to me several times when bidding for something at eBay: I place my bid → I'm the highest bidder Alice places several small-step bids, but I'm still highest bidder (thanks to ...
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Turbolister uses wrong account data internally

We have a new ebay account and imported some old tlb databases with old article data. But when we upload we get some errors like "out of weekly limit" (this maybe a bad translation). The point is ...
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What does “reserve not met” mean in eBay?

What does "reserve not met" mean, when using eBay? In my particular situation, the starting price was "£1". I entered a maximum bid of "£40". Now the auction shows "current bid" as "£1" and "reserve ...
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Can I sell items on eBay as Buy it Now, cash on collection (no paypal)?

I'm based in the UK. I want to sell some items and eBay is probably the best way to get an audience for them, but I keep hearing about the dangers as a seller of Paypal chargeback fraud. Can I sell ...
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Facebook is stealing my eBay search history

I have recently noticed that when I search for something on eBay, I start seeing ads of similar items in my Facebook homepage. I suspect Facebook is somehow stealing my search history. Is there a way ...
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How do I make my listing available to international buyers?

When I create a listing on my local (German) Ebay, I'm given the option to make it available to international buyers. But to do that, I have to provide shipping costs for each country I want to make ...
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eBay payment protection

just wondering if anybody could help, I've tried to contact ebay but can't actually get to a real person. I pre ordered a game from an eBay member on 2nd August 2013, the game was not out until 5th ...
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How to re-open a case in eBay although I closed the last one

I purchased an item in eBay and I found it not match the seller's description , so I opened a case for "Item I received is not as described" topic, after some chat with the seller he promised me to ...
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eBay watched items as ical calendar

Is there any reliable way to get a ical feed of my watched items list in eBay. I would like auctions that I am interested in to appear in my Google Calendar, which is quite simple once you have a ...
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What fee category when selling software on eBay? (or music or any virtual good)

First, is it possible to sell virtual goods on eBay? For instance a software I made. I don't see "software" in the list of banned items, so I guess it is OK. What Ebay fee category does software (or ...
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What does “completed listing” mean in ebay.com?

When searching for items, I see the box on the left as below. What does completed listing mean?
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What is the red and green price in ebay.com listing?

I see sometime the price is in read, sometimes it is in green. What does the color mean?
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Is it possible to filter ebay search results by shipping price

I live in quite a remote location. While it is reasonably simple to filter ebay search results so that I only see items that will ship to me, some of those will have a ludicrous shipping cost. Is it ...
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Ebay filter countries in search

Is it possible to filter countries in my Ebay searches? For example, I would like to order from a certain country or countries, that I know can ship to my country, but I do not want all other ...
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Can I leave feedback for classified item on eBay?

I want to leave feedback for an item I bought on eBay that was listed as a classified, but I can't even find the item in My eBay. Is it not possible to leave feedback for classifieds?
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How to bid on like goods, but buy only one, on ebay?

Imagine I'm shopping for a model XL-3Q widget on eBay. There are a half dozen for sale, all with different end times and conditions. Yet I want only one. Is there a way I can chain the bids? If I ...
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Open a case after more than 45 days

I bought an item on eBay couple of months ago (beginning of March); payment was accepted and the seller sent the package on its way through USPS mail service to my country. (International shipping) ...
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How can I add a “Buy It Now” price to an existing auction item?

I created an auction item on eBay yesterday, and today I've had a user ask if they can "Buy It Now" as they require the item ASAP. I went to edit/revise the item, and the Buy It Now field was ...
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Must a business/non-profit share a single login for eBay account?

I am creating a business (non-profit) eBay account for fundraising. I need to authorize other volunteers to create and manage listings. Must we all share a single password for logging in, or is ...
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Negative feedback in eBay

Is there a "safe" way to give negative feedback in eBay? Sometimes I get across other people who should get a negative, but at the same time I don't want to ruin my own feedback (yes, I know its ...
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how can I “advanced filter” ebay results?

When using eBay's search I want to filter all results to find items that would be less than 50 miles away (which is easy to do) but I want to see if they are listed as "pickup only" (which means the ...
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How do I save a photo from an ebay listing?

I wish to reuse a past eBay listing but as it is over 90 days old, eBay will not let me edit it, therefore I want to save the photos from the listings so that I can upload them to a new listing. But ...
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Is there a way to view old ebay purchases?

For some reason, I can only view ebay items I've purchased in the last 60 days. Is there a way to view older items? I can search my email for the receipts, but that's a bit silly.
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are there any tools/services out there for monitoring ebay for new listings?

I'm looking for something very specific on ebay. I'd like to set up some sort of a watcher for it. E.g. I'd get daily alerts of new listings that meet my criteria. Ebay will do something similar, but ...
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Ebay: Is there a website/tool that plots the price development of an article over time? [closed]

I would like to find a chart of the price development of an item that has was traded on ebay. For instance what was the price curve of the first iPhone over time? Does anyone know tools or websites ...
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Does eBay support Web Slices?

Microsoft promotes the Web Slices feature of Internet Explorer 8 to allow easy monitoring of changes to web pages. Its promotional videos typically use the monitoring of an eBay sale item as an ...
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Customised search interface for Ebay

The Ebay API lists as a possible opportunity: Searching – customized interfaces for searching the eBay marketplace Are there currently any alternative Ebay interfaces of which I should be ...
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Ebay past prices

Is there a method to view the prices an item sold for in the past?
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Is there really a trivial way of getting many items on ebay cheaply, or am I missing something?

I haven't used ebay much so I don't know it very well, but I cannot figure out what it is that I'm missing in this case. You see, in ebay when you want to place a bid on an item, you don't place a ...
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Are there any tricks to prevent last second losses on eBay?

So you're the winning bidder all week until the last 5 seconds when someone shoots in and outbids you. Is there anything to help prevent that from happening or is that just a fact of web auctions?